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McAuley’s victory was set up by Rajae Taylor’s seventh minute goal, before going close on several occasions. Friendship, through talismanic captain Jadee Mitchell, had a couple chances too, but in the end McAuley ran out deserved champions. In the preceding presentation ceremony, Marlie Mount was named most disciplined team, while Mitchell copped the leading goalscorer award for his 11 goals. Taylor, who is head boy at McAuley, was most valuable player (MVP) of the final, with teammates Jahvay Marshall and Tiny Seaton taking the top goalkeeper and best female player prize respectively.
The final is set to get underway at 5:30 pm under lights. Admission is free. Chief organizer Ricardo Edwards says the tournament will benefit the players in many ways. “As the name suggest the tournament is in honour of Kevon Godfrey, who was a very talented basketball player but became ill and unfortunately died a few months ago. Kevon was part of the Old Harbour High team that won the National Under-16 title a few years ago. He was only 12 years old at the time,” Edwards told Old Harbour News. Edwards, the current coach at Old Harbour High, added: “The tournament is another outlet for more basketball to be played. It is also a precursor for the teams who are all in the quarter-finals in their respective zones of the national competition which is on a break now before resuming in January. So it will really prepare the teams when the competition resumes and I am expecting an improvement in the overall quality of play going forward from these teams.” He said he’s grateful for the support from corporate Old Harbour particularly O-Jay Koolers and Benson’s Pharmacy, but would like to see more businesses come on board and support the initiative which will be an annual event.
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Meantime, dethroned champions Spring Garden, who lost to Marlie Mount in the semi-finals, drubbed Linstead’s York Street 9-1, to secure third spot. In football, Marlie Mount were on a high after their netball team won the parish title earlier at the same venue. But their spirits were shattered by the brilliant Jaedeo Mitchell who scored in the 37th and 52nd minutes to give Friendship Primary a deserved 2-0 semi-final victory. Friendship will play defending champions McAuley Primary in final is set for December 12, 2017 at Homestead starting 12:30 pm, while Marlie Mount and Ensom City will contest the third-place kick-off at 11:00 am.
In a video message during the ceremony, IAAF President Sebastian Coe acknowledged the impact Bolt has had on athletics. “Usain has changed the face of our sport,” said Coe. “His has been an extraordinary career which has exemplified competitive excellence, extraordinary character, good sportsmanship and professionalism. “His career has exemplified competitive excellence, extraordinary character, outstanding sportsmanship and professionalism, all of which has made him a global superstar. “Usain may have left the track but I know he will never leave the sport and we look forward to working closely with him on the next part of his journey in the greatest sport on the planet,” added Coe. “On behalf of the world of athletics, thank you to a giant of world sport who has made an immense contribution to athletics worldwide.” While lauding the achievements of the sprinter, Prime Minister Holness says it’s important that the National Stadium is upgraded to world class status to hosts world class events and nurture more Usain Bolts for the future.
— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) December 4, 2017
According to the police, at about 1:50 am officers were summoned to the location after residents heard an explosion. Upon the arrival of the police the man, with long dreadlocks, was found suffering from a wound to the head. A motive is yet to be established for the killing. Investigation continues.
With schools scheduled to close for the holiday, children are usually out in their thousands along with parents. For many the occasion is an opportunity to grab an early gift or purchase items on discount. And for others it's an event they look forward to every year along with family and friends. Navigating the busy streets will also be a huge challenge for pedestrians and motorists, who urged to use alternate routes. Meanwhile the police say several crime fighting measures will be deployed to ensure the safety and security of all during the ceremony and throughout the festive period.
The partnership with Bennett only started in May of this year, he recounted, after doing a show in Kingston. “It was Davina who reached out to me after I did a show at the Jamaica Pegasus,” he said. “She was like ‘I like really love your work’ and then we had a meeting the same week.” Since then the two have been working together, with Mirander the artist behind Bennett’s pieces paraded at the Miss Jamaica Universe pageant in August. Despite his limited years in the fashion industry, Mirander’s work has been a real shot in the arm, a work of artistry and imaginativeness. His work has been strutted by Jamaica’s ‘First Lady’ Juliet Holness, wife of the Prime Minister; 2015 Miss World third runner-up Sanetta Myrie; 2016 Rhodes Scholar Sherona Forrester and he was even invited to join the 2017 Miss World Wardrobe. Increased attention is highly anticipated, but the young university graduate, who was the only male in his batch, is up for the rising demand that is to come. “Yes, definitely,” says the talented designer who finished top of class, “there has been a steady growth. I will have to expand for sure. But everything comes down to managing the demands. It’s important not to take on too much work because I do not want to compromise on the high quality standard I’ve set myself.” Mirander can be found via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/donald.mirander and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/rednarim/?hl=en.